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- Central Gardens, St James's Square, Lansdown, Bath
London Plane (T5) – prune small branches which are below head height Copper Beech (T7) – prune small branches which are below head height 2 x Fern Leafed Beech (G4) – prune small branches which are below head height Ornamental Cherry – prune small branches which are below head height Catalpa – prune small branches to reduce weight and consequent stress on the trunk All of the trees are within the confines of St James’s Square garden.
We are supportive of the proposed pruning works that form part of a regular management for the communal garden space, and acknowledge that this is necessary to ensure the sustained health of the trees and resulting enhancement to the setting of the Grade I terrace. Considering the significance of these trees as well-established, mature specimens with a strong presence as part of St James’s Square’s residential narrative and sustained green character, we maintain that great care is required when approaching and conducting any maintenance or alteration works. It is therefore vitally necessary for work to be undertaken by an expert contractor, and we strongly recommend that this is conditioned as part of any forthcoming consent.